"Rites of Passage" by Sharon Olds.
Rites of Passage
A poem by Sharon Olds
Minor Generals - By Henning Thiel
Sharon Olds' "Rites of Passage" is about the hidden adults in the children that come to her son's birthday party. All the children are boys and display male adult personality traits that remind the speaker of small mighty Generals of war. The tone comes across sad, ironic and disillusioned about the future of the children, like they are doomed to follow in the war mongering footsteps of their forefathers. The imagery used complements the idea of war and the poetic form comes across somewhat unorganized, like the tu…
- "Coming Home." Description: The essay is about 12 22year olds whose lives change with the dissapearance of 8 people they know.
- "Rites of Passage" by Sharon Olds.
- This essay is about the metaphorical use of mathmatics in "The One Girl at The Boys Party" by Sharon Olds
Enter an email address where the link will be sent:
Link to paper: